Face to Face: Ahmed Alhatti, CEO, Cayan
When you design and build a $272mn (AED1bn) skyscraper like Dubai’s Cayan Tower – the world’s tallest twisted building – you clearly want people to sit up and take notice. That’s certainly what happened when Saudi Arabian developer Cayan Investment & Development’s high-rise residential tower in Dubai Marina began to spiral upwards.
The 75-storey tower was delivered in June last year after a series of delays. Initially it suffered from engineering problems when the site flooded and it was later caught up in the 2008 financial crisis.